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Treasures of Tuscany & Florence

Treasures of Tuscany & Florence

Treasures of Tuscany & Florence

Treasures of Tuscany & Florence

 

TUSCANY

One of Italy's most beautiful regions and an outstanding area of natural beauty, renowned for its excellent cuisine and glorious wines, where historic cities are set amidst rolling hills and olive groves. Our tour is based in the popular spa town of Montecatini Terme, an ideal base from which to explore the region as well as the major art cities of Florence and Pisa.

 

ITINERARY

FRIDAY

Depart Leyland 1400 for the journey to Hull and our overnight ferry crossing to Rotterdam with P & O North Sea Ferries. On board accommodation is in 2 berth sea view cabins with shower/toilet. Dinner is taken on board

 

SATURDAY

Breakfast on board ship. Re-join our coach, continue through Holland into Belgium and France to arrive at the Mercure Strasbourt Hotel Aeroprt for our overnight stay.

 

SUNDAY

France into Switzerland and on to Italy and our hotel in Montecatini Terme.

 

MONDAY to THURSDAY

At leisure in Montecatini Terme with the following included excursions:

Florence. One of Italy's most beautiful cities! Make the short walk to the station for the train to take you into the centre of Florence within an hour. On arrival, enjoy a short guided walking tour which will feature Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, the Duomo, Giotti' Bell Tower, the Baptistry and the 'Ponte Vecchio'. The rest of the day is free to explore, maybe visit the famous Uffizi Gallery or the Academy of Fine Arts which houses Michelangelo's 'David'.

 

Pisa and Lucca. First to Lucca, birthplace of Puccini for a Walking Guided Tour of the city has retained much of its original charm and a walk around the old town surrounded by pink-brown ramparts is recommended. Take a look at the Duomo San Martino with a 13th century belltower. Continue to Pisa, where the Leaning Tower is still one of Italy's most recognisable monuments. There are many other exceptional buildings nearby in Miracles Square, such as the cathedral and baptistery.

 

Siena and San Gimignano. Siena remains largely unchanged from its 14th century heyday with fine buildings such as the Town Hall and the Mangia Tower. It is famous for the epic 'Palio' horse race which takes place in the heart shaped Piazza del Campo. San Gimignano is a well preserved medieval town with a skyline of 14 grey stone towers. The climb to the top of the Torre Grossa is recommended for its exceptional views of the towers. The region is also renowned for Chianti wines.

 

FRIDAY

Check out of our hotel following breakfast for the return journey to Strasbourg and our overnight hotel.

 

SATURDAY

France into Belgium then Holland and continue to Rotterdam for our overnight ferry crossing to Hull. On board accommodation is in 2 berth sea view cabins with shower/toilet. Dinner is taken on board

 

SUNDAY

Breakfast on board ship before re-joining our coach for the return journey to Leyland arriving mid day

7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation in en-suite rooms

Return ferry crossings Hull to Rotterdam in 2 berth outside cabins with shower and toilet, inclusive of Dinner and Breakfast

Return standard class train tickets from Montecatini to Florence

Guided walking tour of Florence

Guide walking tour of Lucca

Excursions as specified

Luxury executive coach travel throughout

DEPARTURE 23rd July 2021 COST £1199 SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT £202 (including Hotels & Ferries)

HOTEL ERCOLINI ET SAVI ****4 Star****

www.ercoliniesavi.it

 

Superior Rooms

Popular centrally located hotel, built in traditional Tuscan style. The hotel has a large entrance hall, lifts, restaurants, bar, TV room and small terrace. All bedrooms are en-suite

 

 

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in your room:

  • Self-controlled air conditioning

  • Insulated windows

  • Minibar with organic drinks

  • Satellite LCD TV

  • Wi-Fi

  • Safe

  • Bathroom with Shower and/or bathtub and hairdryer

  • Telephone

  • Room service upon request

  • Non-smoking rooms

 

 

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Ava Travel, based in Leyland, is a relatively new company specialising in the creation and operation of coach tour holidays throughout the UK and Europe.

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Ava Travel (Leyland) Ltd
41 Hough Lane
Leyland, PR25 2SB
Office Opening Hours
Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00, Sunday - Closed